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Homemade Kale Pesto Ravioli & Softsoap Hand Soap With Lotion Giveaway (Ends 3/19)

Homemade Kale Pesto Ravioli & Softsoap Hand Soap With Lotion Giveaway (Ends 3/19)

This Homemade Kale Pesto Ravioli post is sponsored by Softsoap.

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.

I’ll be honest: I never liked fresh pasta. It just always tasted so off to me, which is a hard thing to describe, but that’s the truth. Pete is a huge fan of fresh pasta, so when my grandma got him a pasta maker last Christmas, I let out a little sigh. It meant unfavorable fresh pasta would be in our home.

And then Pete made it.

It was amazing.

All these high-end restaurants making fresh pasta not to my taste, but Pete’s recipe is so good. He makes it often, and I just love it. He uses the same dough recipe for spaghetti, lasagna noodles, and ravioli, too — and it’s amazing every time. Pete used it over the weekend to make ravioli stuffed with my favorite kale pesto. What a delicious dinner!

Homemade Kale Pesto Ravioli

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.

What You’ll Need:

For the ravioli:

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8oz. ricotta cheese

For the kale pesto:

  • 2 cups kale, packed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesean
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper

What You’ll Do:

Make the kale pesto.

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Beat the eggs. Put the eggs, flour, and salt in a stand mixer and beat on low for about two minutes.

The dough may be crumbly. Add a bit of water and mix again.

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.Take the dough out and kneed it into a ball until it is all combined.

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.Yes, you need to use your hands for this and they will get messy. So take a minute here to pause and wash your hands.

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.

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When your hands are clean, wrap your dough in plastic wrap and let it rest about 20 minutes.

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Cut a chunk of dough and roll it through your pasta maker. Roll it until you reach your desired thickness, then cut the sheet in half.

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Put a few dollops of kale pesto on one half of the dough. Add a dollop of ricotta, then, cover that with the second piece of dough. Using a ravioli cutter (which is amazing because it pinches it closed for you) cut the ravioli.

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Continue until you’re out of dough.

Boil them in boiling water for three minutes. Drizzle with oil olive and a dollop of kale pesto, then serve.

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Love kale? Try our other kale recipes.

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Pastina-Stuffed Avocados

Pastina-Stuffed Avocados

Dress up your avocados with this pasta-stuffed avocados recipe from www.drugstoredivas.net.Lately, I’ve been a big fan of creating recipes for dinner. I get an idea in my brain and make it. It’s fun. I never really know how it’s going to come out because it’s not a recipe I get from a friend or Pinterest, so I’m always a little worried. And I was when I made this pastina-stuffed avocado. But oh my word. This is absolutely my new favorite creation. I’m going to make it every day for lunch from now until my local grocery store runs out of avocados.

I actually made this and packed it for Pete to take it to the airport recently, so I packed it in a to go container. It fit perfectly and really made me think how much better this would be than taking a sandwich for lunch at work. Brown bag this. Am I right?

Pastina-Stuffed Avocados

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/3 cup pastina
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/4 green pepper
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 avocado

What You’ll Do:

Cook the pastina in the chicken broth, until all the liquid is absorbed in the pasta, about eight minutes.

While that’s cooking, wash and dice your tomato, onion, and pepper.

Mix the vegetables into the pastina.

Cut the avocado in half, removing the pit.

Fill the hole in the avocado with the pastina mixture.

Drizzle with a lime wedge.

I served mine along with egg noodles topped with olive oil and Italian seasoning.

I can’t even tell you how much I absolutely loved this. I inhaled it and have been craving it (and, as you can see, patting myself on the back about it) ever since. Plus, I love that it is light and fresh and healthy too. That’s how we like to eat, so this fits in nicely with our menu.

What vegetables would you add to these stuffed avocados?

Yaki-Udon Recipe (Udon Stir Fry) #‎TookTheChallenge‬ ‪#‎JSLFoods‬

Yaki-Udon Recipe (Udon Stir Fry) #‎TookTheChallenge‬ ‪#‎JSLFoods‬

JSL Foods sent Drugstore Divas Udon for this post. Additional ingredients were purchased by Drugstore Divas without compensation. All thoughts, opinions, and images belong to Drugstore Divas.

Looking for a twist on stir fry? Check out this yaki-udon (udon stir fry) recipe.I’m Asian. My grandma was born and raised in Japan and, as often as we can, we travel to Japan to see her siblings and my family. When I go, my favorite things to eat have the word “yaki” in them. Yaki means grilled over direct heat. I love yakitori (chicken that’s grilled on a skewer), okonomiyaki (which is a cabbage-based pancake like meal that’s cooked on a hibachi like grilled), and yakisoba (a noodle made on a similar grill).

What’s great about these meals is the sauce. So many Japanese sauces are packed with flavor, but not packed with salt. They’re very balanced and you can taste every component. 

JSL Foods sent us three packages of Udon noodles as part of the JSL Foods Blogger Challenge, and it was up to us to create a recipe with them. Of course, I decided to make a yaki one. I made Yaki-Udon (which you can also call Udon Stir Fry) with one of the best tasting sauces I’ve ever had. This recipe is definitely in our rotation of meals to serve to impress guests.

Yaki-Udon

What You’ll Need:

Looking for a twist on stir fry? Check out this yaki-udon (udon stir fry) recipe.

  • 3 packages of JSL Foods Udon Noodles Beef
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • Half a large red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1.5 cups snow peas
  • 3 slices of bacon
  • 5 tablespoons of Tonkatsu sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • Dash of shichimi togarashi (Japanese red pepper)
  • 12 wonton wrappers, cut into slices
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

What You’ll Do:

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Heat the olive oil in a small pan. Drop a few slices of wonton wrapper into the oil, allowing them to crisp. This should only take a few seconds. Don’t put too many in at once or they will become one big clump. Set aside.

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Mince the garlic and ginger.

Add them to the Tonkatsu and Worcestershire sauces. Stir and set aside.

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Fry the bacon in a wok until it is crisp.

Remove it from the heat and chop it into pieces. Be sure to leave the bacon grease in the wok.

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Add the snow peas to the wok and stir fry it for about two minutes until they start to get tender.

Put the onions to the wok and stir fry until they start to become translucent.

Add the cabbage and stir fry until soft.

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In a separate pot, prepare the udon soup base according to the instructions on the package. Add the udon noodles to the boiling soup base to soften and separate noodles (approximately one to two minutes). This will also infuse a bit of the soup base flavor into the noodles. Drain the udon in a colander. Do not rinse.

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Add the udon and a dash of the shichimi togarashi (or, chili powder if you don’t have the Japanese version) to the wok. Mix.

Pour the sauce into the wok. Fry until the ingredients are well blended. Add the bacon back and give it all one final stir.

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Serve on a plate, topped with the fried wonton wrappers as a garnish.

We absolutely loved this recipe. It served four of us and everyone said they’d have it again. You can pick up the JSL Foods Udon Noodles at Target stores. You can find the other ingredients your local grocery stores. Be sure to look in the Asian aisle for the sauces and pepper, if you can’t find them.

Kale Pasta Recipe

Kale Pasta Recipe

Kale PastaI love kale. Like more than a lot. I’m sort of obsessed with it. Which is good because it’s healthy, but sort of bad because I want to put it in every meal so Pete is getting stuck with eating a lot of kale (even though he does not currently share my kale obsession).

If you love kale, you’ll absolutely love this kale pasta recipe. It’s so good. I pretty much followed this baby bella and kale casserole recipe from Oh My Veggies. 

Since we’ve made it, I’ve done it with a red pasta sauce too and it was really good. So depending on what you’re feeling, you could do either red or white. Either are really delicious.

Kale Pasta Recipe

Kale Pasta

What You’ll Need:

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • One box pasta shells
  • Butter
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 16oz. mushrooms, diced
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 15oz. ricotta
  • Parmesan cheese

What You’ll Do:

Boil your pasta til it’s al dente.

Kale Pasta

While that’s happening, saute onions, garlic, and mushrooms in a pat of butter until the onions are translucent. 

Kale Pasta

Remove the stems from the kale and pull leaves into portions. Add it to the pan.

Kale Pasta

Steam until the kale is wilted.

Kale Pasta

Add to the pot with pasta.

Kale Pasta

In a 9×11 pan, add the pasta mixture, plus cheeses, salt, and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes at 350.

Kale Pasta

Yum.

Kale Pasta Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. Salt
  2. Pepper
  3. One box pasta shells
  4. Butter
  5. 2 onions, diced
  6. 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  7. 16oz. mushrooms, diced
  8. 1 bunch kale
  9. 1/4 cup water
  10. 15oz. ricotta
  11. Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Boil your pasta til it’s al dente.
  2. While that’s happening, saute onions, garlic, and mushrooms in a pat of butter until the onions are translucent.
  3. Remove the stems from the kale and pull leaves into portions. Add it to the pan.
  4. Steam until the kale is wilted.
  5. Add to the pot with pasta.
  6. In a 9×11 pan, add the pasta mixture, plus cheeses, salt, and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes at 350.
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20 Appetizing Pasta Dishes

20 Appetizing Pasta Dishes

I love pasta. Part of its appeal, honestly, is that it’s cheap. But it’s also insanely versatile. You can make so many different things with pasta. Pasta salad, spaghetti, ramen … it’s all some sort of pasta dish.

If you like making pasta dishes, but you’re tired of the same old recipes, you’re in luck. We put together a list of 20 Appetizing Pasta Dishes. These are sure to please any pallet.

20 Appetizing Pasta Dishes

  1. One Pot Sausage Pasta
  2. Homemade Kale Pesto Ravioli
  3. Spaghetti with Pancetta & Broccoli
  4. Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta
  5. Poblano Mac and Cheese
  6. Chicken Penne Pasta
  7. Mediterranean Feta & Shrimp Pasta
  8. 30 Minute Caprese Pasta Skillet
  9. Skinny Spinach Mac and Cheese
  10. Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta
  11. Lemon Pasta Recipe
  12. Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Pasta
  13. Summer Pesto Pasta
  14. Easy 30 Minute Pasta Bake
  15. Quick and Easy Baked Ravioli
  16. Lightning-Fast Cheesy Three-Pepper Ravioli with Italian Sausage
  17. Farfalle with Green Beans and Pecans in Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce
  18. Kale Pasta
  19. Weeknight Baked Ziti
  20. Linguine And Clam Sauce
One Pot Sausage Pasta (Perfect Weeknight Dinner)

One Pot Sausage Pasta (Perfect Weeknight Dinner)

sausage-pastaI have the flu, which is just awful. I’ve been sleeping for the majority of the last 48 hours and I can’t think about much besides laying down and going back to bed.

It’s these sorts of days when dinner is not even the last thing on my mind. It’s completely out of my mind. But we have to eat dinner. And on nights when dinner isn’t even in your mind, your family still has to eat too. Good thing for this one pot sausage pasta recipe. It’s easy enough that you can make it during the week, but delicious enough that your family won’t accuse you of slacking.

One Pot Sausage Pasta

sausage-pasta

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 package of sausage, sliced into pieces
  • 1 onion (diced with food processor or sliced thinly)
  • Fresh basil leaves (approx. 1 cup)
  • Minced garlic (approx. four cloves, minced)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • Grape tomatoes (optional)

What You’ll Do:

Combine spaghetti, sausage, onion, basil, garlic, and 4.5 cups water in a large pot.

Season with salt and pepper.

Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer uncovered until the water is gone and pasta is tender (about eight to ten minutes).

Mix in the Parmesan.

Enjoy.

One Pot Sausage Pasta (Perfect Weeknight Dinner)
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound spaghetti
  2. 1 package of sausage, sliced into pieces
  3. 1 onion (diced with food processor or sliced thinly)
  4. Fresh basil leaves (approx. 1 cup)
  5. Minced garlic (approx. four cloves, minced)
  6. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  7. 1 cup grated Parmesan
  8. Grape tomatoes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine spaghetti, sausage, onion, basil, garlic, and 4.5 cups water in a large pot.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer uncovered until the water is gone and pasta is tender (about eight to ten minutes).
  4. Mix in the Parmesan.
  5. Enjoy.
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Big thanks to Penny Pincher Jenny for sharing her recipe with us.